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Title: OFFER - Lancashire Records Office
Post by: DiLambo on Thursday 15 March 18 09:51 GMT (UK)
I am able to research records held at the Lancashire Records Office in Preston. Please provide as much information as possible to assist in my quest to help you.
Title: Re: OFFER - Lancashire Records Office
Post by: Romilly on Thursday 15 March 18 10:15 GMT (UK)
I am able to research records held at the Lancashire Records Office in Preston. Please provide as much information as possible to assist in my quest to help you.

Many thanks for your offer. Could you please check to see if there is any more info on this Marriage:

Name:   Margaret Nisbet
Gender:   Female
Marriage Date:   6 Feb 1860
Marriage Place:   Saint John,Preston,Lancashire,England
Spouse:   Thomas Wilson.

I am particularly interested in their Father's names and Occupations, and the names of any Witnesses.

Also, the Baptismal details for their child:
Name:   William James Wilson
Registration Year:   1860
Registration Quarter:   Jul-Aug-Sep
Registration district:   Preston
Inferred County:   Lancashire
Volume:   8e
Page:   481.

I'm interested in Thomas Wilson's Occupation on the Baptismal Entry.

Romilly.
Title: Re: OFFER - Lancashire Records Office
Post by: jonw65 on Thursday 15 March 18 10:33 GMT (UK)
The marriage is freely available on FamilySearch (need to be logged in)
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33SQ-GTX5-9881?i=537&cat=122477

His father late William Wilson, Merchants Clerk
Her father late James Nisbet, Laborer

One of the witnesses was Jane Nisbet (marked), the other one was Charles H....y
Title: Re: OFFER - Lancashire Records Office
Post by: jonw65 on Thursday 15 March 18 10:37 GMT (UK)
Baptism of William James, 4 Sep 1860, Preston
Father Thomas Wilson, Soldier (as per marriage record)
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:9Q97-YS5C-T3Z?i=734&cat=122477
Title: Re: OFFER - Lancashire Records Office
Post by: Romilly on Thursday 15 March 18 10:41 GMT (UK)
Many thanks jonw, - I was looking on FindMyPast and Ancestry, neither of which have that image!

There is just a (slim) chance that the William James Wilson, Born Preston 1860, might be my elusive Grandfather of the same name, who I have never been able to find before his Marriage in Swansea in 1893.

Interesting that Thomas Wilson is a Soldier in 1860, although he was discharged from the 66th Regt of Foot for absence without leave in 1856. But I suppose that he could have joined up again?

Romilly.
Title: Re: OFFER - Lancashire Records Office
Post by: jonw65 on Thursday 15 March 18 10:44 GMT (UK)
Hi
Let's hope so! I remember him I think - he was an inventor as well?
Good luck
John
Title: Re: OFFER - Lancashire Records Office
Post by: Romilly on Thursday 15 March 18 10:47 GMT (UK)
Hi
Let's hope so! I remember him I think - he was an inventor as well?
Good luck
John

Yes, - right chap! I still can't find him anywhere before 1893:-(

I give up every so often... but am just having another go at digging over the bones...

Romilly ::)
Title: Re: OFFER - Lancashire Records Office
Post by: DiLambo on Thursday 15 March 18 10:53 GMT (UK)
Hi Jonw65, firstly apologies if I'm being a bit thick! When I use Family Search I can find the details of records but it states no image available; if I use your link I can view the PR entry??
Title: Re: OFFER - Lancashire Records Office
Post by: Romilly on Thursday 15 March 18 11:11 GMT (UK)
Hi DiLambo,

As Jon says, you need to be 'Logged in' on Family Search to view the images. It's a free Site, but you have to create an account on there. I've done that now, and it is an interesting Site.

Apologies for requesting Look-ups for info that was on there, - but I didn't realise it was!

The man that I'm looking for is my late Grandfather, William James Wilson (1860 - 1937) who says on the 1901 and 1911 Censuses that he was Born in 'Manchester, Lancs'. I've been unable to find him there, and so have widened the search to the rest of Lancashire. Until the 1911 Census became available, I thought he was the W.J. Wilson Born in Kirkby Ireleth, Lancs, but that one is still at home and single on that Census.

Apologies, Romilly.
Title: Re: OFFER - Lancashire Records Office
Post by: DiLambo on Thursday 15 March 18 11:16 GMT (UK)
That's no problem Romilly, I'm planning on going next week as I'm only 20 mins away! I am logged in but cannot see any images unless I follow Jon's link :(
Title: Re: OFFER - Lancashire Records Office
Post by: jonw65 on Thursday 15 March 18 11:34 GMT (UK)
Hi
You find Preston, Lancashire, in the catalogue on FamilySearch
https://www.familysearch.org/catalog/search

Select Church records
Scroll down to Parish registers for St. John's Church, Preston, 1642-1948
Clicking on that reveals
https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/122477?availability=Family%20History%20Library

The films with a camera icon, but with no key on top, are available to view at home. The ones with a key can be seen only at a Family History Centre. There may be more than one filming of the same records. Not all films have been digitized.
Then it's find what you want on the film yourself!
John
Title: Re: OFFER - Lancashire Records Office
Post by: DiLambo on Thursday 15 March 18 11:41 GMT (UK)
That's fabulous John thanks for your help :)
Title: Re: OFFER - Lancashire Records Office
Post by: goldie61 on Friday 16 March 18 23:17 GMT (UK)
Hi Di
May I take you up on your kind offer of research at Lancashire Record Office please?

LRO (at Preston) hold a great deal of material relating to the Stanley family, Earls of Derby, who owned land in Cheshire (as well as many other places).
I am interested in records from Macclesfield and Macclesfield Forest in Cheshire.

There are 2 documents I should like to see (well, lots! but these 2 are favourite at the moment  :)).
These are the reference numbers:
DDK/458/26 - 1676 “Four Indentures of Attornment for their several Estates in the Forest of Macclesfield.”. Edward Taylor.
DDK/458/28 - 1676 “Three Indentures of Release of their several Estates and interests in several tenements in Macclesfield Forest.” Edward Bostock.

My guess is there is a box number ‘458’, and ‘26’ and ‘28’ are the numbers of the documents inside it.

I know you can take photographs of documents at Preston. Is this something you would be able to do? and then send them to me via email? I would be happy to pay the photography fee for the day. - I have searched their site, but can’t find how  much they charge - other ROs charge about £5.

Let me know if you think this would be feasible.
Many thanks for the offer.
Title: Re: OFFER - Lancashire Records Office
Post by: DiLambo on Saturday 17 March 18 10:46 GMT (UK)
Hi Goldie
Yes I can certainly take a look and see if I can get hold of them. I will be going next week and will research these boxes if possible. I'm not sure what the fee is for photography but will let you know
Title: Re: OFFER - Lancashire Records Office
Post by: goldie61 on Saturday 17 March 18 20:10 GMT (UK)
Thanks very much Di.  :)
Title: Re: OFFER - Lancashire Records Office
Post by: goldie61 on Friday 23 March 18 20:16 GMT (UK)
Many thanks Di for your work at Preston RO - it was well worth it.  :)
BY the way, a daily photography permit there is 10 pounds, if any is planning a trip.
Title: Re: OFFER - Lancashire Records Office
Post by: Northern Gen on Sunday 25 March 18 21:18 BST (UK)
Hi DiLambo,

Does the offer of looking up records at the LRO still stand?

If so, there is a document there I would be interested in. It is the Will of James Sanders from 13 May 1851. He was a yeoman from Torver and I believe the reference number is W/RW/F/R398A/3. I’m particularly interested in what names are mentioned (if any) as I’ve been struggling to find anything relating to where James might be from.

If you are able to look this up that would be great, but no problems if not  :)

Title: Re: OFFER - Lancashire Records Office
Post by: DiLambo on Monday 26 March 18 13:34 BST (UK)
Yes I can certainly have a look. Do you just require a transcript of it?
Title: Re: OFFER - Lancashire Records Office
Post by: Northern Gen on Monday 26 March 18 17:34 BST (UK)
Thank you in advance DiLambo, that would be much appreciated. Hopefully it’ll help me get a bit further with this branch of my family tree!
Title: James Sanders of Torver
Post by: DiLambo on Wednesday 04 April 18 17:17 BST (UK)
Hi there, good news - I have been to Lancashire RO today and found some names for you. I have started to transcribe the will but ran out of time, however most of it is there and definitely his family are named.

If you PM me and send your email address I will email the document containing the names. If you would like the rest I will finish it next time I go; ran out of time today sorry.

The Will is dated 8 Feb 1849 and it would appear James died 27 Dec 1850. The will was proved 13 May 1851

Regards
Di
Title: Re: OFFER - Lancashire Records Office
Post by: Northern Gen on Wednesday 04 April 18 19:48 BST (UK)
Hi Di,

I’ve PM’d you. Looking forward to seeing what you’ve found!

Thank you :)
Northern Gen
Title: Re: OFFER - Lancashire Records Office
Post by: gowjani on Saturday 12 May 18 21:36 BST (UK)
Many thanks for your kind offer. If possible could you give me information on the following person:-
Alexander Ross b 28 Jul 1883, Dallas, Morayshire, Scotland.
died 11 Jan 1945, Castleton, Rochdale, Lancashire, England.
Married to Catherine Caskie, 12 Jul 1918, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland.
I`m not sure what info is given on English death certs. If you can provide place & cause of death etc that would be great.
Many thanks, Graham.
Title: Re: OFFER - Lancashire Records Office
Post by: rosie99 on Saturday 12 May 18 22:43 BST (UK)
Many thanks for your kind offer. If possible could you give me information on the following person:-
Alexander Ross b 28 Jul 1883, Dallas, Morayshire, Scotland.
died 11 Jan 1945, Castleton, Rochdale, Lancashire, England.
Married to Catherine Caskie, 12 Jul 1918, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland.
I`m not sure what info is given on English death certs. If you can provide place & cause of death etc that would be great.
Many thanks, Graham.

You will need to purchase the death certificate to get the place and cause of death, the information is not available anywhere else.
Title: Re: OFFER - Lancashire Records Office
Post by: gowjani on Sunday 13 May 18 12:22 BST (UK)
Thanks for the reply. In Scotland you can visit the local Register Office & do a Family Search in which you can view the details of death etc. I thought it might be the same system in England. Obviously not. Many thanks, Graham.
Title: Re: OFFER - Lancashire Records Office
Post by: DiLambo on Sunday 13 May 18 16:26 BST (UK)
Yes, sorry Graham you will need the death certificate. If there is anything further from Lancashire I will be happy to take a look for you.  Di
Title: Re: OFFER - Lancashire Records Office
Post by: DiLambo on Sunday 13 May 18 16:33 BST (UK)
Hi - I am trying to find out what happened to Robert C Alsop, born in Liverpool on 28 December 1943.  His sister last saw him when he joined the army in around 1959.  His father was Robert Alsop, (who changed his name to Paul Ducroq & went off to Australia) and his mother was Edna May Worrall.  They were married in Q1 of 1943, we think, possibly in Worcestershire.  So far the only thing I have managed to  unearth about Robert C Alsop is the registration of his birth, (Liverpool South, Q1, 1943), but he appears to disappear after joining the army.  We are assuming he has passed away, although can find nothing to prove or disprove that.  Any help would be great.
   

Hi Lesley, I will try and find some info for you but am away fro the next couple of weeks but will be back in touch. Di
Title: Re: OFFER - Lancashire Records Office
Post by: goldie61 on Sunday 13 May 18 22:17 BST (UK)

Hi - I am trying to find out what happened to Robert C Alsop, born in Liverpool on 28 December 1943.  His sister last saw him when he joined the army in around 1959.  His father was Robert Alsop, (who changed his name to Paul Ducroq & went off to Australia) and his mother was Edna May Worrall.  They were married in Q1 of 1943, we think, possibly in Worcestershire.  So far the only thing I have managed to  unearth about Robert C Alsop is the registration of his birth, (Liverpool South, Q1, 1943), but he appears to disappear after joining the army.  We are assuming he has passed away, although can find nothing to prove or disprove that.  Any help would be great.
   

As this is more of a general enquiry for any information about Robert Alsop and what happened to him, rather than a specific look up for, say, a marriage or a death on a particular date, it might be worth re-posting your enquiry on 'The Common Room' board here on Rootschat. That way, many more people will see it rather than those just looking on the Lancashire board, and there may be somebody who knows, or can find out, something.
Just an idea.
Good luck!
Title: Re: OFFER - Lancashire Records Office
Post by: Alfy Campbell on Wednesday 29 August 18 16:38 BST (UK)
hi all don't know if this would include records for Salford, I recently found one of my great grandfathers sisters burial record in Scotland.  Elizabeth Russell ms Campbell, 37 Holland Street Salford aged 71. She was interred 11 October 1962 in Cambusnethan Lanarkshire Scotland, with her husband who died  In 1950.  There son who signed for the husbands death cert in Scotland then its either G Russell or J Russell living at 69 Church Street Ashton under lyns.  I'm thinking the mother may have moved down from Scotland along with the son after her husbands death.  any help would be much appreciated.
Title: Re: OFFER - Lancashire Records Office
Post by: sandgrounder on Tuesday 06 October 20 09:06 BST (UK)
Good morning, are you still able to carry out lookups at the moment? There is an address in the ERs that I would like to have checked out. The Records Office has given me the Ref. No's.

I'll let you have the details if you're happy to do this.

Thanks,

Judith